Accessible Health Care
Universal healthcare is not a reality in the U.S. Police are called to solve problems healthcare professionals should! People like Tanisha Anderson, who needed care, end up dead. Lives can be saved by investing in accessible care for EVERYONE on the front end!
The U.S. is the wealthiest nation in the world, and everyone should have housing. Inequality makes people face eviction, poverty, and homelessness in a way that is criminalized across the country. Housing is a human right, but huge police budgets deprioritize housing.
Police use deadly force and incarceration to address public health issues. That means harsh punishments for nonviolent offenses like selling and using drugs. We should prioritize treatment for issues like these that punishment can’t fix!
Correlations have been found between food crises and crime. Black people are more likely to struggle with food insecurity and face disparities as a result. No one should be worried about eating. This is another issue police can’t punish away. Let’s fix it with funding.